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 Post subject: Hot and Very Humid Bowling Conditions
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:07 am 

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Can someone give me direction on how to combat hot and humid conditions at the bowling alley during league play? Had so many issues last night and I'm not sure what the adjustment is. Helpful comments appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Hot and Very Humid Bowling Conditions
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:26 am 

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What, exactly, were you're issues? Was it sticky approaches? Thumb sticking? Sweaty hands? Alot of aspects of the delivery can be effected by hot/humid weather. Just got back from Baton Rouge where those conditions are the norm. Used a Shoe Slide the entire time I was there no matter where I bowled & it worked great. Had no issues w/approaches. To combat thumb sticking, try either opening up your thumb holes & then use tape to adjust the size accordingly (that's what I do) or maybe try either a Turbo Switch Grip or Vise IT thumb inserts w/different size thumbs. I see this alot! Avoid hot liquids just before bowling. I likes me coffee & I have a bad habiti of having it before I bowl which raises internal body temp. & thus causes me to have to make adjustments accordingly. Hope some of these suggestions help.

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 Post subject: Re: Hot and Very Humid Bowling Conditions
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:35 am 

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Thanks for those suggestions. My main issue involved ball reaction, lane play, and scoring pace. What surface and style is best utilized to deal with hot and humid lanes (AMF HPL)?


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 Post subject: Re: Hot and Very Humid Bowling Conditions
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:29 pm 

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it stays hot and humid here in Kentucky during the summer. Usually the shot starts out dry and stays dry.

So during the summer I usually just prepare for really dry shots but this year has been excessive.

Last Monday I was throwing my storm natural 20-5 to hit pocket.

So what I would suggest would be to take something that has less surface and/or a weaker drilling.


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 Post subject: Re: Hot and Very Humid Bowling Conditions
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:36 pm 

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Lane conditioners are similar to water in they can evaporate faster with higher temperatures. If the temperature inside is warmer than usual, then expect the lane to become dry faster. Humidity has a small affect on the air's ability to evaporate a liquid, but is not nearly as noticable as temperature.

You'll see pros talk about how the lights from bowling on TV affect the shot and the pattern gets dryer faster.


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 Post subject: Re: Hot and Very Humid Bowling Conditions
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:33 am 

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House I bowl in has heaters in the back for the employees. When they turn them on the backend of the lanes are trash.


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 Post subject: Re: Hot and Very Humid Bowling Conditions
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:13 pm 

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you arent running into approach issues are you? if so is it your sole or your heel?

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 Post subject: Re: Hot and Very Humid Bowling Conditions
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:36 am 

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Lots of rosin, stay slow with your feet, open your hand and be open to moving deeper when the condition dictates. Thats what i do. Also, being a larger gentleman, lol!, I carry multiple towels: wipe balls, clean balls, and 2 or 3 for wiping me down.

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